Chigasaki Beach on New Year’s Eve had a clear air and the last sunset and sunset of the year was very vivid. There were so many people on the beach that they watched the last sunset of the year. I wish you all the best next year. Thank you for stopping by the chigasaki Sunset Museum this year. I look forward to working with you again next year.
The view from Nomazaki Lighthouse on Chita Peninsula is one of the best scene in Ise Bay. I enjoyed the view of the sunset and beautiful sunset over the Kii Peninsula. This year will also end. I prayed that next year would be a good year.
The evening view from Morito-jinja Shrine in Hayama is called ‘Morito no Sekisho’ and has been chosen as one of the top 50 scenic spots in Kanagawa. The sky became madder and the color of the sea surface changed every moment. I couldn’t see Mt. Fuji, but the view is wonderful whenever I come. This temple is said to have been founded by MINAMOTO no Yoritomo. Beyond the monument of the late Yujiro Ishihara who loved this place, there is the Hayama Lighthouse (Another name: Yujiro Lighthouse) that his older brother Shintaro Ishihara built in memory of his younger brother.
That is the 18th temple of Shikoku exceptional Sacred Sites.Its principal image is Seikanzeonbosatsu and its founder was Kobo Daishi. According to temple legend, this temple is the birthplace of Tamayori Gozen, Kobo Daishi’s mother. Behind the main hall is the Seto Inland Sea. I was comforted for a while by the calm view of the sea after a long time. At the temple gate, local sumo wrestlers greeted me instead of Nio statues. From the main hall to Daishi-do called Oku-no-in, cross the JR Yosan Line. Hydrangeas float on the chozubachi in Okunoin and it is beautiful.
After visiting Kenchoji Temple in Kamakura, a famous temple of the Rinzai sect, I climbed Mt. Shojoken in the precincts and watched the sunset. I could also see Kamakura Gakuen below. I sang the words to the classic Southern All Stars song, ”Bid farewell to the sunset’. Sagami Bay can also be seen beyond Wakamiyaoji Street. It was a beautiful sunset.
Its official name is crepuscular rays. It is also called an angel’s ladder or Jacob’s ladder (derived from Genesis). Since a strange cloud covered Sagami Bay in the morning, I climbed Shonandaira, a scenic spot in Shonan, and waited for dusk. As I aimed, an angel’s ladder descended from a gap in the clouds above the Izu Peninsula and the sea surface off Odawara began to shine like a spotlight. I enjoyed the mystical scenery that reminds me of the movie ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ for a while.